Learning by singing!

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 in How We Learn

Today we strengthened our musical intelligence.

We began by singing a silly song about loose, wobbly teeth. Watch us sing it as a round above. We used our voices and body percussion to explore pitch and rhythm. We talked about how music makes people feel and its importance in different communities.

Then we thought about how music can help us learn. We practiced singing multiplication facts to catchy tunes. Some people found it easier to skip count this way. We even put our UOI words into song. We were amazed at how rhythms and tunes improve our memories.

Some people loved this activity and some people didn’t enjoy it at all. We are discovering that we all have strengths, weaknesses and preferences.

Have you ever used music to help you learn?  We’d love to hear about it.

 

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  1. Na Youn

    Dear Ms. O’Dwyer

    I have learned a lot with my musical intelligence and I have spent a lot of time playing music. It was so fun to do these activities and they helped maximize my musical skills. When I was study math, now I will mostly do it with music.

    Na Youn

  2. Hyunseo

    Dear Ms. O’Dwyer

    Thanks for teaching us those songs. I really enjoyed that time. I think it help me maximize my music potential. Did you know more simple and fun songs? Can you teach us?

    Kind Regards,
    Hyunseo